Want to see a local movie that was shot in your own backyard just a couple of weeks ago?
Crazy 8s, the eight-day filmmaking extravaganza has wrapped up shooting, and the six films created during the event will be shown at a screening and after party on Saturday, Feb. 23.
The film When I Saw You was shot by Jane Hancock in Burnaby over one weekend at the B.C. Transit Museum and on a vintage B.C. Transit bus.
The show starts at 7 p.m. at the Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts, at 777 Homer St. in Vancouver, followed by the after party at the Vancouver Art Gallery, at 750 Hornby St.
Tickets are $30 in advance from www.cra zy8s.cc, or from Vancouver outlets: Videomatica Sales (1972 West 4th Ave.), Beat Street Records (439 West Hastings St.) and the Rio Theatre (1660 E. Broadway St.).
Tickets will also be available at the door for $35.
REAL-LIFE SISTERS PLAY EVIL STEP-SISTERS
Real-life sisters Sarah and Laura Lilley are playing the roles of the evil step-sisters in the Douglas Ballet Academy's production of Cinderella this weekend.
The New-Westminster-based Lilley sisters are part of a cast of more than 60 dancers ranging in age from five to early 20s.
The family-friendly show runs Friday, Feb. 21 at 7: 30 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 22, at 2 and 7: 30 p.m. at the Terry Fox Theatre in Port Coquitlam.
Tickets will be available at the door, or reserve by calling 604-420-0204.
AUTHOR WINS CONTEST, GETS BOOK PUBLISHED
For her children's book, The Purim Superhero, local author Elisabeth Kushner won an international contest sponsored by the Jewish organization Keshet.
The book is about a young boy who faces a dilemma about what costume to wear for the Jewish holiday Purim, and with the help of his two dads, comes to a surprising decision.
The book is the first LGBT-inclusive Jewish children's book in English. The prize included illustration and publication by Kar-Ben Publishing.
Release parties are happening across North America this month, leading up to Purim on Feb. 24.